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Origin and Meaning of Ne

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
adverb ne
Not; never.

Note: Ne was formerly used as the universal adverb of negation, and survives in certain compounds, as never (= ne ever) and none (= ne one). Other combinations, now obsolete, will be found in the Vocabulary, as nad nam nil. See Negative, 2.

Etymology: AS. ne. See No

conjunction ne

Etymology: See Ne (adv.)

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A midwestern state on the Great Plains
  2. The compass point midway between north and east; at 45 degrees
  3. A colorless odorless gaseous element that give a red glow in a vacuum tube; one of the six inert gasses; occurs in the air in small amounts

From Middle English ne, from Old English ne, from Proto-Germanic *ne, from Proto-Indo-European *ne.

ne was also found in the following language(s): Albanian, Breton, Catalan, Chuukese, Czech, Dalmatian, Deg, Dutch, Esperanto, Finnish, French, German, Gothic, Hungarian, Ido, Isthmus Zapotec, Istro-Romanian, Italian, Japanese, Kalasha, Kurdish, Ladin, Latin, Latvian, Lithuanian, Livonian, Lojban, Luganda, Mandarin, Middle Dutch, Middle English, Middle French, Negerhollands, Old English, Old French, Old Saxon, Romanian, Scots, Serbo-Croatian, Slovene, Swazi, Turkish, Tuvaluan, Unami, Xhosa, Yup'ik, and Zulu

Notable Persons Named Ne

Ne Win was a president. He was most active from 1962 to 1988. Ne was born on May 14th, 1910 in Paungdale. He left this life on December 5th, 2002.


Kawleikgyin Ne Win was an actor, film director, and director. He was most active from 1959 to 1959. Kawleikgyin was given the name Ne Win on October 1st, 1928 in Hinthada. He died on June 2nd, 1983.


Ne Myo Thihapate is an assembly of the union. His military service ended in 1776.


His military service ended in 1769.


His military service ended in 1757.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Ne

Marco Né is a soccer player for the ASEC Mimosas, K.S.K. Beveren, Olympiacos F.C., Beerschot AC, FC Kuban Krasnodar, SC Tavriya Simferopol, and Ivory Coast national football team. Marco was born on July 17th, 1983 in Abidjan.


Xue was born in 649. He left this life in 720.


Arsène Né is a soccer player for the ASEC Mimosas, K.S.K. Beveren, FC Metalurh Donetsk, Beerschot AC, and K.A.S. Eupen. Arsène was born on January 4th, 1981 in Abidjan.


Eric Né is an athlete for the FC Saxan.


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Popularity of Ne as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Ne U.S.
  White 35.80% 64.26%
  African American 6.17% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 44.44% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 6.58% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 0.00% 16.26%

Of Last Name Ne

People with the last name Ne are most frequently White or Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander

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Fun Facts about the name Ne

  • How Popular is the name Ne? As a last name Ne was the 78,567th most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Ne first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Ne is Saturday, March 10th, 1883.
  • How unique is the name Ne? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Ne. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Ne: Your name in reverse order is En. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ne. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Ne? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 243 people with the last name Ne.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Ne? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Ne as their last name since less than 1 person in 1.3m people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • Sources:
  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
  • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.